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The US Supreme Leader for Ukraine told the House of Representatives' Intelligence Committee on Wednesday that on arriving in that country in June, he "found a confusing and unusual arrangement for shaping US policy toward Ukraine."
"There seemed to be two channels of US policymaking and implementation, one regular and one very irregular," Taylor said for the first time to the public-policy impeachment committees.
Taylor, a retired civil servant to take over the post, told lawmakers In his opening statement, he notes his earlier statement that "holding back security assistance in return for a domestic campaign in the US 'Crazy' would be. "
Taylor is a key witness because he has been in contact with diplomats and others who work on both official and unofficial aspects of US policy toward Ukraine and its new government.
In his opening speech, Taylor Lawmak asked, one must remember that Ukraine is being attacked daily by Russia. He visited the front last week on a day a Ukrainian soldier was killed and four injured.
He expressed his growing concern about Ukraine and Zelensky in the summer, according to Zelensky. Go well with his most important single ally and supporter.
"In mid-July, I realized that the meeting that President Zelensky wanted was dependent on investigations into Burisma and alleged Ukrainian interventions in the 201
6 US elections. It was also clear that this condition was driven by the irregular political channel, which I learned was led by Mr Giuliani, "Taylor said, referring to the Ukrainian gas company that had hired Hunter Biden.
I realized that one of the main pillars of our strong support for Ukraine was threatened. The irregular political channel contradicted the goals of long-standing US policy, "said Taylor.
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